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by stratacruiser
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1033
Views: 144210

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Only UA ops scheduled for BOS today is a single IAD round trip. Amazing.

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by stratacruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1033
Views: 144210

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like today’s UA ops at BOS were down to two arrivals and three departures....all with lots of empty seats.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1033
Views: 144210

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

It appears UA951 (BRU-IAD) has diverted to BOS, landing at 1346. The UA app shows scheduled departure time of 1450 for IAD, although departure hasn’t been posted as yet. Can anyone shed some light on the cause? Aircraft is 777-200 N217UA.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212231

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

UA835 is currently en route ORD-PVG with 777-200 N225UA. Looking at the seat map, it appears they only have 55 aboard, including 14 in Polaris and 1 in premium economy.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/EWR/LGA Diversions 7/17
Replies: 7
Views: 2279

Re: JFK/EWR/LGA Diversions 7/17

I think El Al also went to SWF.

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by stratacruiser
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-DEL suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 801

UA EWR-DEL suspension

It looks like UA’s EWR-DEL flight remains suspended until July 3rd. Presumably this is due to ongoing Pakistan airspace closure? They previously had operated westbound with a tech stop in Germany since the closure began. Perhaps this wasn’t economically sustainable. If the airspace closure remains i...

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by stratacruiser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424437

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I noticed UA78 (NRT-EWR) operating with 777-300 N2140U diverted to Logan last night. The UA app shows the planned continuation to EWR as having been cancelled, and I can’t find any reference to N2140U having left Logan. Is it still there? Anyone know how they handled the passengers? Thanks!

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2040

Re: United Financials and Global Service

UA also gives GS memberships to high volume corporate customers to distribute as they see fit. I’ve heard from the travel department of my large tech industry employer that we typically receive about forty GS memberships per year, which get assigned to EVPs and the like. The individual lining up for...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Polaris Cutbacks
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: UA Polaris Cutbacks

If the meal in J on United is not to your liking, you might consider flying J to NRT from IAH on NH. They are Star Alliance partners, and the JV means the prices are usually identical. NH has great catering and service. I’ll second that. All ANA flights to the US carry UA codeshare numbers, so if y...

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by stratacruiser
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA212 returning to BOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

BA212 returning to BOS

Plane Finder shows today’s BA212 returning to BOS after making it as far as the north coast of New Brunswick. Does anyone have info on why?

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 20090

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

LH already has FRA covered - with UA codesharing - so MUC seems more likely.

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by stratacruiser
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 9322

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Trk1 wrote:
SEA, BOS, JFK, EWR, MIA, LAX,SFO were also acquired and operated. .

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BOS wasn't included. PA had given up BOS in favor of TW under Bermuda II. UA operated the route briefly in the late nineties under the later less restrictive revisions, but this was independent of the PA transaction.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Hotels in Tokyo
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Question About Hotels in Tokyo

I almost always stay at the Imperial Hotel, in large part because it is close to my company’s office and we get a good rate. That said though, it also has the advantage of being across from the Imperial Palace, five minutes from the Ginza, and about a fifteen minute walk from Tokyo Central Station. ...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Toronto to South Africa

If your friend is like most of us, price will presumably be a big part of the decision on carriers. As far as connections go though, Ethiopian Airlines via ADD has the best connections each way to both JNB and CPT. The flights are also sold as an SAA code share. ADD offers transfers within a single ...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about UA
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Re: Question about UA

You’ll need to collect your baggage at SFO for customs check. If you have baggage that could be taken as carry-on domestically - where size and weight limits are less rigorously enforced than at overseas stations - just don’t recheck them. (Don’t forget about liquid size limits though). If they make...

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by stratacruiser
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!

For any of the U.S. airlines, I'd say Delta by far. At least, Delta has international hubs outside of the U.S., such as at NRT, AMS, CDG, and arguably LHR, as well. UA and AA don't have hubs like that at all. Delta also serves the most long-haul/wide-body routes to/from the U.S. and Asia/Europe. I ...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248525

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

ramzi wrote:
VS4ever wrote:
[quote="33lspotter

Interestingly, the 748 carries 364. Still a pretty massive increase, but more digestible. Would it be completely crazy to suggest the A380 replacing the 748 from FRA for the summer?

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LH increases summer capacity on the FRA run by adding a second flight (with an A333)

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: Is Winter demand stronger between Paris and Montreal than between London and Toronto ?

United is Chicago's hometown airline and dominates ORD where BA has only two flights dile and Virign has zero. Actually the BA/AA JV dominates the ORD-LHR market. Checking a couple of random weekdays in May, I see 1x744 (BA),1xA380 (BA), and 3x 787s (AA) for OneWorld, and only 3x 763s for UA/Star. ...

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by stratacruiser
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?
Replies: 21
Views: 3761

Re: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?

In the sixties and early seventies BOAC also made stops in Frankfurt, as well as Rome and Zurich, on their long haul flights to Africa, Asia and Oceania, in order to serve local traffic. I don’t believe they had rights to carry passengers between LHR and “the continent”, as that was the province of ...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20462

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I am curious why UA decided to put one 77W at EWR for TLV. They don’t actually station a 773 at EWR as you imply...the a/c comes in from SFO, arriving a little after 8pm, returning to SFO as a morning flight two days later. This rotation as been i...

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by stratacruiser
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331220

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

calpsafltskeds wrote:
319:
N896UA did a test hop at LCQ, maybe will enter service soon.

772:
N225UA sked to exit HKG 896/26Aug, not sure which a/c will replace it in HKG


Looks like N228UA (fleet number 2828) which operated the SIN - HKG leg of flight 896.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 5292

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

In addition to Asiana, East Coast Star Alliance flyers have a pretty good connecting option using AC through YYZ.

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by stratacruiser
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 10323

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

When was it that a European airline flew to NZ (except BA)? Correct me if I'm wrong but even Australia which is a larger market doesn't see a European carrier (again except BA). Technically Air Tahiti Nui is a European carrier - they serve AKL. For a carrier based on the European continent though I...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 872 question
Replies: 2
Views: 819

UA 872 question

I'm booked on UA872 TPE to SFO on August 3rd. This morning I got an email from United advising departure time has been pushed back from 0950 to 1800 for "operational reasons" - 32 hours in advance of scheduled departure. The inbound aircraft had yet to leave SFO when the alert was sent, bu...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24987

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

spkyflyer wrote:
Do the UA 744s still have proper first class?


Yes. Now branded Polaris First. Seats 1A and 1K give the closest thing to a forward view in mainstream commercial aviation.

BTW, SFO-TPE shifts over from a 744 to a 773 today. I'm booked on the new birds' return to SFO Thursday.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24987

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

spkyflyer wrote:
Do the UA 744s still have proper first class?


Yes. Now branded Polaris First. Seats 1A and 1K give the closest thing to a forward view in mainstream commercial aviation.

BTW, SFO-TPE shifts over from a 744 to a 773 today. I'm booked on the new birds' return to SFO Thursday.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 16636

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

VC10er wrote:
Are the 19 configured with used backward/forward international J seats? Forget about the 77A itself for a minute, will those seats make another 10 years?


Yes, twenty-eight of them. Three rows of 2-4-2 plus and additional pair on bulkhead sides of the aisles.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 17085

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Frankly AA and CO deserve what's coming to them out of the regions with the inferior rubbish they ply that they proclaim worthy of the regional market which practcially begs the premium payer to use LHR thereby artifically boosting passenger throughput there. Thankfully MAN has got MT operating rob...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 29113

Re: The Mighty 757

What was the reason for the distinctive long landing gear on the 757? Makes a 737-900 look like a low rider in comparison.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A318 and LCY operations
Replies: 58
Views: 17300

Re: British Airways A318 and LCY operations

Crossrail will remove much of the justification for this service once it opens.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 75047

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Why wouldn't the 788/789 be the logical replacement for the UA 763/764 fleet? Number of seats are quite close between the types:

763 (2 class): 214 -> 778: 219
764: 242 -> 779: 252

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by stratacruiser
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection For LH Code Share Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Seat Selection For LH Code Share Flights

LH site won't let you reserve a seat for code share, even in premium classes. If you want to reserve in advance, buy an LH ticket. The potential downside to doing this is MP miles are awarded on a ticket cost basis for UA tickets, but on a mileage basis for LH or other partner tickets, which in some...

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by stratacruiser
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30103

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

I wonder if FRA felt some impact from ZRH going double daily? There is some overlap in their connecting flights. FRA also goes double-daily in the Summer and one of the flight is a 748 which has a very large premium cabin. If they're getting 77%, the yields must be pretty good.[/quote] It's only an...

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by stratacruiser
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 19667

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

I would expect the most reliable source of high-yield traffic between the US and Taiwan is tech-industry related. UA is better positioned to capture this with their SFO-TPE non-stop, which has the benefit of Silicon Valley O&D, plus arguably better connections to other major US tech centers.

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18721

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

If they trashed the interior of a UA744, would anyone be able to tell? :smile:

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR
Replies: 78
Views: 11467

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR

That's a bit of a let down. I remember pmCO ran 4x 752s and a 777 at its peak on EWR-LHR, then the new UA eventually went all 763. Is this just for the winter season or year-round? Hard to believe this is all what Star Alliance has to offer on the world's largest commercial air travel city pair. Th...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-HUJ to be ferried for scrapping
Replies: 15
Views: 6172

Re: B-HUJ to be ferried for scrapping

The 744s are starting to go away faster and faster. United just released that all of theirs will be gone by October 2018. Get them while they last! Sad to see them go, but UA's birds are tired. Had one SFO-TPE a couple of weeks ago where the lighting controls wouldn't allow the crew to switch off t...

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by stratacruiser
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will axe Belfast-New York in January
Replies: 42
Views: 10351

Re: United will axe Belfast-New York in January

I wonder if it will return as a seasonal route....on occasion in the past couple of years I've checked fares on the route and found them similar to those from other UK secondary airports, which can be an indicator that load factors are similar.

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by stratacruiser
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Launches TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: CX Launches TLV

Smart move. There's a lot of technology industry traffic moving between Israel and Taiwan/Shenzhen. El Al currently serves the route, but lacks alliance connections in HKG, while CX of course has their own metal. Plus many Israelis don't like El Al due to poor service. Several of my own colleagues c...

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by stratacruiser
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax
Replies: 12
Views: 2618

Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Happened to notice that aircraft inbound over Cape Cod on PlaneFinder app yesterday afternoon. Figured passenger disruption was the most likely cause as they sequenced into the normal approach traffic flow after appearing to turn back toward Boston from a flight path east of the Cape. BA flight stat...

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by stratacruiser
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines and EVA Air: Chinese Airspace & Chinese Transfer Passengers at TPE
Replies: 14
Views: 4393

Re: China Airlines and EVA Air: Chinese Airspace & Chinese Transfer Passengers at TPE

Chinese citizens are not permitted to transfer in TPE. The Chinese government doesn't allow its citizens to fly to Taiwan without a Taiwan travel document. The only cities that are permitted are Kunming, Chongqing, and Nanchang on a trial basis. Of course CI and BR would love if the government open...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 35261

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

I wonder if DL's exit from BKK increases the likelihood of UA re-entering with a 788/9 non-stop from SFO? Slightly less distance than the new SIN non-stop, so within operational range. With TG having left the US market and the political situation in Thailand seeming to have stabilized, maybe the tim...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant charters AEX - BED?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Allegiant charters AEX - BED?

In the past few hours I've see two Allegiant MD-83 on approach to Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. Plane finder lists the origin as Alexandria, LA in each case. Can anyone fill us in on the reason for these flights? Military charters perhaps?

Thanks!

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boac / BA 707 Routes
Replies: 44
Views: 11500

Re: Boac / BA 707 Routes

My first ever flight (as a seven year old) was JFK - LHR on BOAC's daytime 707 flight on August 8th 1966. Our return a moth later was on a SVC10.

Dave

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by stratacruiser
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Outlines "Value-Driving Initiatives"
Replies: 33
Views: 5041

Re: United Outlines "Value-Driving Initiatives"

Refining the mission of its hubs means growing some hubs, shrinking others, and better focusing the rest. An example of better focusing would be moving the LAX-NRT flight to SFO to better focus West Coast to Asia operations out of one gateway.[/quote] There is already an SFO-NRT flight...plus an SFO...

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by stratacruiser
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meals On Intercontinental Flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 11434

Meals On Intercontinental Flights?

I'm curious how airlines obtain meals for the return segments of international long hauls. Are they sourced in the foreign country, or transported on the outbound flight from the airline's home country? At least on United trans-Pacific the menu seems to be quite consistent regardless of direction of...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3864

RE: UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Just curious, was your flight on the new sup...

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by stratacruiser
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3864

RE: UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 2

I've been quite happy with the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> BizFirst seat, but having just flown <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hon...

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by stratacruiser
Thu May 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original 757 Missions
Replies: 91
Views: 12944

RE: Original 757 Missions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GG22" class="quote" target="_blank">GG22</a> (<a href="#79" class="quote">Reply 79</a>):<br/><i>So the only chance to catch a <acronym title="Un...

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by stratacruiser
Fri May 13, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original 757 Missions
Replies: 91
Views: 12944

RE: Original 757 Missions

One of the earlier 757 TATL missions I can remember was <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s short-lived <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - Joh...

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